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EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT FOOSBALL

How to become world champion? Is it possible to defend such a shot? How to learn all this?

All these questions we’re asked almost every day. To give you some answers we made this section.

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THE BASICS – FEELING FOR THE BALL

HOW TO LEAD THE BALL THE RIGHT WAY!

Pin the ball between figure and surface and hold the handle gently. Through soft tapping on the ball it will move forwards.

Through softly wiping over the ball it will move backwards.

Advanced Tip: Play the ball to the next figure just by wiping over the whole ball. At the end of the wipe let the ball roll and catch it with the next figure. Repeat this to play the ball back to the first figure. Like this you will improve your feeling for the ball!

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FIVE-MAN-ROD – THE BANDPASS

THE SAVE PASS TO THE FORWARD LINE

Place the ball next to the second figure on your Five-Man-Rod.

Lift the figure of your Three-Man-Rod a little to get ready to catch the pass. Like this the ball can roll right under your figure and is much easier to catch.

Pull the Five-Man-Rod to the band and lift the figures to let the ball roll under the rod. Is the ball in the right position lower your figures and play the ball forwards.

Advanced Tip: If you catch the pass constantly you can raise the speed. Get faster reactions than your opponent and nothing will be in your way!

FIVE-MAN-ROD – THE EDGE-PASS

MULTIPLE VARIATIONS WILL GIVE YOUR OPPONENT A HARD FIGHT

Place the ball next to the second figure on your Five-Man-Rod.

Lift the figure of your Three-Man-Rod a little to get ready to catch the pass. Like this the ball can roll right under your figure and is much easier to catch.

Move your Three-Man-Rod in preparation for the pass about 20cm from the wall into the field. Don’t change the ankle of your figures to the surface.

Pull the Five-Man-Rod to the band and lift the figures to let the ball roll under the rod.

Lower your figures before the ball hits the wall and play it forwards with the edge of the figure.

Advanced Tip: Try to hold the Three-Man-Rod at the band until the pass is played. Catch the pass while the ball is already moving forwards. Like this the direction of the pass is less predictable and harder to defend.

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OFFENSE – THE PULL SHOT

APPLICABLE ON EVERY TABLE!

Place the ball next to the figure right under the rod. Pull the ball with the side of figure in your direction, while inclining your wrist forwards to get some backswing. Push your wrist fast downwards like driving a motorcycle.

With a slight countermovement you can get a straight ankle.

Advanced Tip: Your pull shot is a fluid movement? Now try to vary the length or the starting position of the shot. Or don’t pull the ball, instead just push it right into the goal.

OFFENSE – THE PIN SHOT

MULTI-VARIANT AND TECHNICAL DEMANDING

Pin the ball under your figure.

Hold the handle with opened hand and lay the thumb on the handle.

Move the rod parallel to the surface and let the figure slide over the ball and bring the figure behind the ball.

Open your hand while keeping the control over the handle.

Bend your fingers and pull the hand upwards.

The rod will be put into rotation and the figure hits the ball – GOAL!

Advanced Tip: Is your Pin shot a smooth movement? Now try to vary the direction and length of the shot. Like this you will sidestep your opponent!

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Offense - The Jet

THE MOST POPULAR SHOT

Pin the ball under the figure.

Lay your wrist at the handle and put a little pressure on the rod.

Bend your fingers and pull your hand upwards, while constantly be in contact with the handle. The figure will rotate 360° and hit the ball with full speed.

Catch the handle afterwards to avoid spinning the rod over 360°.

Advanced Tip: Move the rod with a little pressure from your wrist and vary the length and direction of your shot like this.

 

DEFENSE – „V-POSITION“

MORE BALL POSSESSIONS THROUGH THE RIGHT POSITION

 

Be aware, you won’t defend only through fast reactions. The opponent might be faster.

Move your figures slightly shifted. Incline the Two-Man-Rod slightly backwards to avoid losing balls on the Three-Man-Rod of your opponent. A second advantage is the fact that you defend diagonal shots at the same time.

Incline your goalie a little forward, away from the goal. Shots can be defended by deflecting in your own defense instead of going into your goal.

Advanced Tip: Don’t let your figures stand behind each other, hold them a little shifted. Don’t cross the figures of the Two-Man-Rod too often with the goalie and stay in motion to defend more effectively.

 

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DEFENSE – THE BAND SHOT

ATTACK IS THE BEST DEFENSE – THE WAY OVER THE WALLS INTO THE GOAL

Place the ball in the middle under the Two-Man-Rod and move the figure shifted behind the ball.

Lift the figure to strike the ball when it is in the right ankle to the wall. Try to hit the band at the Five-Man-Rod of the opposing team.

Or place the ball at the edge of the penalty area and try to hit the wall next to your own Five-Man-Rod with the same movement.

Advanced Tip: You can do band shots out of every position. Try to hit the ball while he is in motion to cover up your intention.

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